The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Lead
London / City of London
Rank 140 145 170
Rank change year-on-year +5 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 15 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.42% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 17
Median daily rate £490 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.88% -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £328 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £573 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £38.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Technical Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Leader in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the City of London

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Technical Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Finance
3 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.95%) Java
4 7 (17.95%) Project Management
5 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.38%) TDD
5 6 (15.38%) Banking
6 5 (12.82%) BDD
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
6 5 (12.82%) C#
6 5 (12.82%) DevOps
7 4 (10.26%) cocos2d
7 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
7 4 (10.26%) Big Data
7 4 (10.26%) C++
7 4 (10.26%) SAP
7 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
7 4 (10.26%) Android
7 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.69%) General Ledger
8 3 (7.69%) Subversion
8 3 (7.69%) JIRA
8 3 (7.69%) QA
8 3 (7.69%) Migration
8 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
8 3 (7.69%) Git (software)

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.13%) Apache Pig
1 2 (5.13%) NServiceBus
1 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Slack
1 1 (2.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) DKIM
1 1 (2.56%) DMARC
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
1 1 (2.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) Big Data
2 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.69%) SAP HANA
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.13%) HBase
3 2 (5.13%) Sqoop
4 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.56%) DocumentDB
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
1 3 (7.69%) Subversion
2 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Law
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Electronics
5 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) cocos2d
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) Akka
2 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) Node.js
2 3 (7.69%) RESTful
3 2 (5.13%) Angular 2
3 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) Kafka
3 2 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.13%) Reactive Extensions
3 2 (5.13%) Redux
3 2 (5.13%) SignalR
3 2 (5.13%) WebSockets
4 1 (2.56%) CSS3
4 1 (2.56%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.69%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Android
1 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.95%) Project Management
4 6 (15.38%) TDD
5 5 (12.82%) BDD
5 5 (12.82%) DevOps
5 5 (12.82%) Scrum
6 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.69%) Change Management
7 3 (7.69%) Coaching
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.69%) ERP
7 3 (7.69%) Microservices
7 3 (7.69%) Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.13%) Complex Event Processing
8 2 (5.13%) CQRS
8 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) Java
2 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.82%) C#
4 4 (10.26%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.13%) Perl
5 2 (5.13%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) Scala
6 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.56%) CCA
2 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.56%) MCP
2 1 (2.56%) MCSE
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) HDFS
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Oozie
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Terraform
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) SAP
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Adobe
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Symantec
3 1 (2.56%) VMware